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Dana's OK With That, Yolanda Isn't

Ep 17: Bravotv.com's Editor is feeling the love at vow renewals, photo shoots, and at Kyle's store opening.

Bonjour my favorite Parisian fans. We're wrapping up our time in Paris and wrapping up purchases at Kyle's new store. Let's dive right into this episode.

Seine and Not Heard
The women close out their tremendous trip with a lovely boat ride along the Seine. Lisa finds Kim to be a little more lucid on this trip, and Brandi finds Kim to be her favorite part of the journey -– even though Yolanda gave her those amazing shoes. Seriously. A gladiator heel for every single woman in the world! Men are temporary. Shoes are forever. I love that Yolanda could even fathom that Paris wouldn't be enough to buoy her spirits. Oh, time in one of the most splendid cities in the world not enough? How about a gift with purchase? And a far better gift with purchase than the myriad makeup bags I'm hanging on to.

But while Brandi is manless, Kim is still offering to put a friendship lock on Parisian bridges with her. (Side note: Does this deal work for all bridges? If so I've got a MasterLock I need to walk over to the Manhattan Bridge.) Fingers crossed these gals are in it for real. We could stand to have a few people getting along.

Back in BH, Marisa drops by Kyle's to ask Maurice to sell her father-in-law's home. It seems like a smart fresh start for her mother-in-law, and a nice way for Kyle and Mauricio to help the healing process. So here's hoping their partnership is a success.

In another part of Beverly Hills, Lisa calls in a little help of her own. It seems she is going to give this whole vow renewal thing a shot and so she calls in the most knowledgeable source on weddings Kevin Lee! And he brought his amazing loafers along to ensure it is as perfect as Pandora's big day was. The event will be a combo housewarming/vow renewal complete with heart-ches. Yes, heart-shaped arches. Even if that is not a traditional arch shape, Kevin Lee can do it. He's never met an arch he can't meld.

That I Hate
To keep their love alive, Yolanda and David are doing something all normal couples do -- having a romantic photoshoot for an Asian magazine. And as it turns out Yolanda has some strong opinions about things. David will hate her hair this way. She hates this dress. And are we even surprised. The lemon lady knows what she wants. David does not have a lot of time for this nonsense.

In the end she looked pretty banging in that silver/sheer dress. Barbara Streisand can wait when you look like that.

In a different decisive place, Kyle works to ensure her new store is stocked with the most amazing threads by sorting through sweatshirts, weird color blocking options and an amazing Cookie Monster style coat. We were only treated to brief glimpses of what Kyle chose, but the lady knows what she wants -- and what surely hoards of customers want too.

Looking Good, Feeling Good
And then, like a beacon of joy, Dana Wilkey returns to us. What's Dana been up to? She's gone through a little bit of a breakup and so now she's spending her days doing. . . well. . .as she explains: "I drink a lot and I'm OK with and I f--- a lot and I'm OK with it too."

That's one way to spend your time.

In other Dana news, she still hates Brandi -- which is leading her to have less than positive feelings about Adrienne, being that she was the original conduit to her and all (remeber that? Those two were once BFFs). She wants Taylor to watch her back around these ladies. You know, worse advice has been given by someone who has had a few drinks. It never hurts to be careful. 

And then the moment arrives, it's time for Kyle's big opening (well after Kim gets her spray tan). Kyle does some last minute futzing of the mannequins, sprinkles some Chanel around, and guarantees that everything looks beautiful. Then the ladies start rolling in.

Things seem to be going well until Taylor takes Dana's advice to heart. Taylor knows she and Yolanda still need to have their trenta-a-tete at the Starbucks, but Yo is seeming less receptive than she once was. Seems there was more gossiping in Paris, and Taylor's decision to mention that it's all about David doesn't really help. David's nice to all of his ex-wives (not just some!) so she needs to cool it. Yolanda doesn't want any bad apples in her fruit basket or glass door fridge, so she wants everyone to get their poop in a group as I like to say. In the end, the gals come to some sort of consensus, so it seems the fruit basket will be unspoiled for another day.

Also at the party, Adrienne and Paul. The pair has been fairly absent since the White Party (and even before), but Adrienne wants to arrive and avoid making a scene. And she seems to get her wish. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like next week's events will be quite so calm.

Kim also manages to make it to the party despite her tanning engagement. And she pulls Kyle aside to explain her behavior in Paris. She tells Kyle that she was out of it because of a mix-up with her medications.

Among the racks the sisters share a tender moment. Kyle knows Kim is trying really hard, and working her best to earn everyone's trust back. Kim knows she has to earn it back -- and she knows she can. Plus she can call Kyle. It was a very different, yet reminiscent, sit down to last year's tete-a-tete (no trentas here) between the sisters. Progress!

Next week hall passes and divorce drama runs rampant, until then, what did you think of Kyle's store? Did you think it was missing a heart-arch entrance? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Brandi: You Can't Confirm What Didn't Happen

Brandi questions some of the ladies' motives, plus gives an interesting update on her relationship with LeAnn. 

Hey, My Bravoistas!

I’m in my American Airlines' seat 36 hours later, flying back home from NYC, thankful to be on a safe path home. My prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the downed German airliner in the French Alps this morning. I cannot imagine the pain being experienced by these families at this moment, which shockingly has led me to add a new person into my flight prayer today...my children’s stepmom. Don’t get me wrong--not everything is yet copasetic, but my children love her, so she is now in the “flight prayer,” differences aside. Now on a happier RHOBH note, last night’s WWHL with Andy was sooooo fun! No drama for once!

NEWS FLASH! Please watch for my new Sonoma County Chardonnay “Unfiltered Blonde,” to launch in April!

As I look over this past season, all I can say is it’s been an odd one. There were so many fun moments that got lost in the drama and so many weeks of fun you never saw at all. I wish you had, but I'm not in control of everything we get to see. I’d like to remember having fun with Kim “stalking” my now boyfriend J.R. That was such a crazy fun girls' night, Lisa R. being chased by killer bees, Yolanda and her Facetime confusion and meeting her family for the second time this--time in Holland, the Foster Foundation Extravaganza, “singing” at Lisa V.’s birthday party, and Kyle pretending to be a caring sister and owning yachts and planes…haha.
Ok, I’ll behave.

Here we are at the last episode of the season, yet, it seems most are still stuck in the beginning. I wish we weren’t, and I would dearly like to leave “Poker Night” behind. However, one person continues to make it the focal point of every interaction from when it happened and far into the three-part reunion.

This episode opens with Rinna tearing down a swing set, but her home interviews are still about what she perceives as Kim’s issues to be, not the actual touching moment of what the swing set tear-down symbolizes or her own family (I can't wait for her daughters to write their Brooke Shields-style memoir when they are age appropriate). LR says she feels sorry for Kim and cares about Kim and wishes Kim well. The truth is a lot less pretty. Some people have been attacking Kim’s sobriety online this week, but we won’t name names. BTW, Kim is sober and not online. She is busy caring for serious ill family members and driving back and forth to doctors and hospitals and being strong for her family.

Next we see Nicky Hilton’s book signing--sister Paris and mom Kathy Hilton are there. Looks like a great party and congrats to Nicky on her style book. Camille looks gorgeous as usual. Kyle angrily flips her hair, because Kim was wearing a shirt that she carries at “her” shop, but didn’t buy it there...whatever. Then Kyle whispers about her sister Kim to Lisa V. and Camille.
Kyle then tells them she is confused and impatient that Kim hasn’t confronted me over her third-hand Lisa R. gossip. She states Kim WILL be hurt and broken hearted over what “I” said… Kyle seems way too overy excited about that happening, which I find kind creepy. Why would anyone WANT their sister to be hurt or in pain?!

The preparations for Adrienne’s party are in full swing next. Lisa V. is fretting it, Kim is casually discussing the intervention GOSSIP with her makeup artist before the party, I’m getting ready and waiting for my friends and my date.

Adrienne’s party is the big finale of our journey this year. Everyone is there, and Adrienne always excels at events. So here we go. First off, my mind was not on the party at all. My father was recently hospitalized, and I didn’t leave his side for two weeks. It was very serious, but I had to return home to my boys. He was still not conscious, but I needed to get home to run my household--a party was the last place I wanted to be, but I had promised. That’s why I decided to bring the few people that I felt I could depend on in that moment. My friends and J.R. have been there for me during my father’s health scare and over more then a month of hospitalization--that was and is what remains what’s important to me.

The party seems like it was fun for a lot of people who weren’t involved in Kyle and Lisa. R.’s drama. I wish I were one of them, but in a way I was. As much as Kyle relished telling Kim the hurtful gossip she heard from LR, what she wanted to happen didn’t happen. There was no argument between Kim and I. We were happy to see each other. We spoke easily. I was busy worrying about my Dad; she was busy with her family.

What we saw on the finale was an efficient Kim quietly confronting Lisa R., then leaving Lisa R.'s table somewhat amused. Lisa R. couldn’t confirm the veracity of her gossip, because I DIDN’T SAY IT. Thanks again to Bravo for showing the truth in a flashback last week.

So, Kim knew who was who and what was what. The entertainment of the night was provided by Lisa R. going radio silent while Kyle begged for corroboration on her dramatic intervention gossip. Watching Yolanda, Eileen, and Lisa V. urge Lisa R. to support Kyle and verify her hurtful gossip was almost amusing. You can't confirm what didn't happen, can you?

In the end, I left the party early. Why? Not because of a past friendship with Lisa V. It's not her that made me cry--I was crying for my father, my dad! I was in no place to be at a superficial party, discussing a superficial incident with a person who was clearly not a friend, not that night. I said I would show up, and I did. After that, I wanted to be with my real close friends and family. Since this party my dad came out of the ICU and after 2 entire months and after a long stressful time I want to thank Dr. Allen Morris and all the doctors and nurses at Mercy General Hospital of Sacramento for saving my dad's life yet agin for the second time in 15 years. He is doing much better and continuing his hope of a full recovery. I am so thankful to all the people who were there for me and continue to be here for my family and I.

THAT is what life’s about, being with the people who truly love and care about you and the feelings are reciprocated.

As you hear, at the end of the finale, I am wistful, yet, wiser, and I think in a stronger place. I love and loved being there for Kim and being Kim’s friend, and I love that she was, is, and has been here for me. Even more so, I'm grateful and blessed to have Yolanda in my life; she is no bullsh--. Even when suffering herself, she is still so selfless. Yo is very special to me, I love her, she gets me, we have fun together, and I value every moment we spend together. I always will. As for the rest, I hope to share laughs and fun again, maybe tears, but hopefully only joy.

Peace Out. (deuces MFs--JK)

XOXO,

B

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